11.490 Law and Development


Class Info

Examines the role of law in development and introduces economic and legal theories. Topics include formality/informality of property, contracts and bargaining in the shadow of the law, institutions for transparency and accountability, legitimation of law, sequencing of legal reform, and international economic law aspects. Studies the roles of property rights in economic development, the judiciary and the bureaucracy in development, and law in aid policy. Includes selected country case studies. Limited to 15.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.490 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by B. Rajagopal.

This class counts for a total of 3 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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